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Rain Man
03-06-2004, 11:23 PM
Here we go, heading down the runway on lucky number 9. Best of luck, flyboys and flygirls.

Rain Man
03-06-2004, 11:28 PM
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B-17 #3 – Dreamsicle

Pilot Logical (8)
Copilot memyselfi (8)
Bombardier Hoover (8)
Navigator The Bad Guy (8)
Engineer BigChiefDave (8)
Radio Op. Ecto-I (8)
Tail Gunner Warrior5 (8)
Ball Turret Gunner cntrygal (8)
Right Waist Gunner JennyGump (7)
Left Waist Gunner EBOLA (1)

Target: Abbeville
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

2 Fw190s driven away by fighters

1 Me109 driven away by fighters

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
No Flak
Hoover shoots! He scores! Goooooal! – 30% score

Zone 3 Out: France (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Fw190 driven away by fighters

1 Me109, 1 Me110 attack – 1 Me110 is driven away by fighters

The Bad Guy fires, misses
Cntrygal fires, misses
Hoover fires, misses

Me scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to nose

Me circles, attacks again

BigChiefDave fires, misses
Warrior5 fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Poor weather
With a little squinting and some help from his loyal copilot, logical slides in for a somewhat bumpy landing under the weather.

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Logical (8)
Copilot memyselfi (8)
Bombardier Hoover (8)
Navigator The Bad Guy (8)
Engineer BigChiefDave (8)
Radio Op. Ecto-I (8)
Tail Gunner Warrior5 (8)
Ball Turret Gunner cntrygal (8)
Right Waist Gunner JennyGump (7)
Left Waist Gunner EBOLA (1)

You can thank the fighters for a pleasant Sunday flight.

Rain Man
03-06-2004, 11:49 PM
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B-17 #4 – Red, White, and Blew by You

Pilot KCWolfman (8)
Copilot Lattimer (8)
Bombardier go bo (8)
Navigator KCJohnny (8)
Engineer Redcoats58 (8)
Radio Op. voyager (8)
Tail Gunner munkey (8)
Ball Turret Gunner TheFly (8)
Right Waist Gunner cdcox (8)
Left Waist Gunner headsnap (7)

Target: Antwerp
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: Belgium

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: Belgium (Entering Target Zone)

1 Me110 driven off by fighters

4 Me109s attack – 3 are driven off by fighters

KCJohnny fires, misses
Redcoats58 fires, misses

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to waist
-superficial damage to radio room

Me circles, attacks again

Cdcox fires, misses
Munkey fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Heavy Flak – 8 hits!
-superficial damage to radio room
-superficial damage to port wing
-superficial damage to nose
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-superficial damage to tail
-port wing flap hit, but no effect
-superficial damage to waist
-tail – munkey’s heating system is disabled

Despite horrific flak that is bouncing the plane around, go bo manages to hit the target, more or less – 10% score

Zone 4 Out: Belgium (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Fw190, 2 Me109s attack

Go bo fires, misses
KCJohnny fires, misses
Redcoats58 fires, misses
Thefly fires, damages Me109
Munkey fires, misses

Damaged Me misses, breaks off attack

Me misses, breaks off attack

Fw scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to nose
-superficial damage to waist
-pilot compartment – kcwolfman takes a fatal wound to the neck.

Lattimer seizes the controls and takes over the flight.

Fw circles, attacks again

Go bo fires, misses
Redcoats58 fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

3 Fw190s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

Thefly fires, hits Fw190
Cdcox fires, misses
Munkey fires, misses

Both Fws miss, break off attack

Zone 3 Out: Belgium

Munkey abandons the freezing tail gunner position and takes a position in the bloody pilot’s seat, so the B-17 won’t have to drop out of formation.

No enemy.

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing by Lattimer on his first real-mission attempt.

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Lattimer (8), promoted
Copilot go bo (8) , promoted
Bombardier KCJohnny (8) , promoted
Navigator Redcoats58 (8) , promoted
Engineer voyager (8) , promoted
Radio Op. munkey (8) , promoted
Tail Gunner TheFly (8) , promoted
Ball Turret Gunner cdcox (8) , promoted
Right Waist Gunner headsnap (7) , promoted
Left Waist Gunner XXX

They chopped the head off the beast. RIP kcwolfman.

Loki
03-06-2004, 11:59 PM
wow, dreamsicle lucked out hard.

i'm glad we're finally rolling down the runway again. we have been patient long enough... this bombardier's seat wasn't meant for my 6'3" frame, my left parachute leg strap is ganking my nuts and i really should have taken a piss before i got on the bird...

clint_in_wichita, get me over the target area... some nazi b@stards are gunna pay for my full bladder!! :cuss:

Rain Man
03-07-2004, 12:06 AM
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B-17 #5 – El Duderino

Pilot ENDelt260 (8)
Copilot SNR (8)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (8)
Navigator philfree (8)
Engineer Talisman (8)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (8)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (8)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (8)
Right Waist Gunner Scaga (8)
Left Waist Gunner Fat Elvis (3)

Target: Meaulte
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

2 Fw190s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

Garcia bronco fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Radar chief fires, misses

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to starboard wing

Fw circles, attacks again

Talisman fires, damages Fw190
Radar chief fires, kills the damaged Fw190

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Light Flak - misses
Garcia Bronco is money in the bank – 40% score

Zone 3 Out: France (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Fw190, 2 Me109s are driven off by fighters

2 Me110s are driven off by fighters

Zone 2: English Channel

4 Me109s attack – 2 are driven off by fighters
Garcia bronco fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Radar chief fires, misses
Scaga fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-tail – rudder is hit but still functional
-BOOM! A shell hits scaga’s oxygen system in the right waist gun position. The system explodes, and scaga takes a fatal load of shattered metal to the stomach. Fat Elvis, at the left waist gun position, takes a serious wound to the lower back. The area is on fire, and ajkcfan rushes back from the radio room with an extinguisher, and is able to douse the flames. However, there is a large hole the size of a life preserver blown through the right side of the fuselage. It can’t be fixed, though, so ajkcfan moves back to his gun.

Me circles, attacks again

Hawaiianboy fires, misses
Radarchief fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

Unfortunately, Fat Elvis succumbs to his injury the next day in the hospital. It was a bad mission for waist gunners.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot ENDelt260 (8)
Copilot SNR (8)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (8)
Navigator philfree (8)
Engineer Talisman (8)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (8)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (8)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (8)
Right Waist Gunner XXX
Left Waist Gunner XXX

A good bombing run, the one bad hit excluded.

Bootlegged
03-07-2004, 05:01 AM
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B-17 #4 – Red, White, and Blew by You

Pilot KCWolfman (8)
Copilot Lattimer (8)
Bombardier go bo (8)
Navigator KCJohnny (8)
Engineer Redcoats58 (8)
Radio Op. voyager (8)
Tail Gunner munkey (8)
Ball Turret Gunner TheFly (8)
Right Waist Gunner cdcox (8)
Left Waist Gunner headsnap (7)

Target: Antwerp
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: Belgium

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: Belgium (Entering Target Zone)

1 Me110 driven off by fighters

4 Me109s attack – 3 are driven off by fighters

KCJohnny fires, misses
Redcoats58 fires, misses

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to waist
-superficial damage to radio room

Me circles, attacks again

Cdcox fires, misses
Munkey fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Heavy Flak – 8 hits!
-superficial damage to radio room
-superficial damage to port wing
-superficial damage to nose
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-superficial damage to tail
-port wing flap hit, but no effect
-superficial damage to waist
-tail – munkey’s heating system is disabled

Despite horrific flak that is bouncing the plane around, go bo manages to hit the target, more or less – 10% score

Zone 4 Out: Belgium (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Fw190, 2 Me109s attack

Go bo fires, misses
KCJohnny fires, misses
Redcoats58 fires, misses
Thefly fires, damages Me109
Munkey fires, misses

Damaged Me misses, breaks off attack

Me misses, breaks off attack

Fw scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to nose
-superficial damage to waist
-pilot compartment – kcwolfman takes a fatal wound to the neck.

Lattimer seizes the controls and takes over the flight.

Fw circles, attacks again

Go bo fires, misses
Redcoats58 fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

3 Fw190s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

Thefly fires, hits Fw190
Cdcox fires, misses
Munkey fires, misses

Both Fws miss, break off attack

Zone 3 Out: Belgium

Munkey abandons the freezing tail gunner position and takes a position in the bloody pilot’s seat, so the B-17 won’t have to drop out of formation.

No enemy.

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing by Lattimer on his first real-mission attempt.

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Lattimer (8), promoted
Copilot go bo (8) , promoted
Bombardier KCJohnny (8) , promoted
Navigator Redcoats58 (8) , promoted
Engineer voyager (8) , promoted
Radio Op. munkey (8) , promoted
Tail Gunner TheFly (8) , promoted
Ball Turret Gunner cdcox (8) , promoted
Right Waist Gunner headsnap (7) , promoted
Left Waist Gunner XXX

They chopped the head off the beast. RIP kcwolfman.


RIP, capt.....

Ok, boys, it's my show now. Pay no attn to the 1/2 fifth of Bacardi under my seat. Tighten up, and for God's sake, start shooting better. Rock on.

KCWolfman
03-07-2004, 10:56 AM
[IMG]
-pilot compartment – kcwolfman takes a fatal wound to the neck.
They chopped the head off the beast. RIP kcwolfman.

Damned neck shot. It was that comment about your mother, wasn't it Kevin?

Cntrygal
03-07-2004, 11:50 AM
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B-17 #3 – Dreamsicle


You can thank the fighters for a pleasant Sunday flight.

Hell yeah! Those guys get some serious free drinks! :thumb:

headsnap
03-07-2004, 02:01 PM
RIP, capt.....

Ok, boys, it's my show now. Pay no attn to the 1/2 fifth of Bacardi under my seat. Tighten up, and for God's sake, start shooting better. Rock on.
it's empty.


(hic)

SNR
03-07-2004, 05:37 PM
RIP Russ.... ajkc, Fat Elvis

alanm
03-07-2004, 06:34 PM
Kevin, Are you going to finish the rest of the missions tonight? Just wondering.

go bowe
03-07-2004, 07:46 PM
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B-17 #4 – Red, White, and Blew by You

Pilot KCWolfman (8)
Copilot Lattimer (8)
Bombardier go bo (8)
Navigator KCJohnny (8)
Engineer Redcoats58 (8)
Radio Op. voyager (8)
Tail Gunner munkey (8)
Ball Turret Gunner TheFly (8)
Right Waist Gunner cdcox (8)
Left Waist Gunner headsnap (7)

Target: Antwerp
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: Belgium

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: Belgium (Entering Target Zone)

1 Me110 driven off by fighters

4 Me109s attack – 3 are driven off by fighters

KCJohnny fires, misses
Redcoats58 fires, misses

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to waist
-superficial damage to radio room

Me circles, attacks again

Cdcox fires, misses
Munkey fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Heavy Flak – 8 hits!
-superficial damage to radio room
-superficial damage to port wing
-superficial damage to nose
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-superficial damage to tail
-port wing flap hit, but no effect
-superficial damage to waist
-tail – munkey’s heating system is disabled

Despite horrific flak that is bouncing the plane around, go bo manages to hit the target, more or less – 10% score

Zone 4 Out: Belgium (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Fw190, 2 Me109s attack

Go bo fires, misses
KCJohnny fires, misses
Redcoats58 fires, misses
Thefly fires, damages Me109
Munkey fires, misses

Damaged Me misses, breaks off attack

Me misses, breaks off attack

Fw scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to nose
-superficial damage to waist
-pilot compartment – kcwolfman takes a fatal wound to the neck.

Lattimer seizes the controls and takes over the flight.

Fw circles, attacks again

Go bo fires, misses
Redcoats58 fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

3 Fw190s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

Thefly fires, hits Fw190
Cdcox fires, misses
Munkey fires, misses

Both Fws miss, break off attack

Zone 3 Out: Belgium

Munkey abandons the freezing tail gunner position and takes a position in the bloody pilot’s seat, so the B-17 won’t have to drop out of formation.

No enemy.

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing by Lattimer on his first real-mission attempt.

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Lattimer (8), promoted
Copilot go bo (8) , promoted
Bombardier KCJohnny (8) , promoted
Navigator Redcoats58 (8) , promoted
Engineer voyager (8) , promoted
Radio Op. munkey (8) , promoted
Tail Gunner TheFly (8) , promoted
Ball Turret Gunner cdcox (8) , promoted
Right Waist Gunner headsnap (7) , promoted
Left Waist Gunner XXX

They chopped the head off the beast. RIP kcwolfman.mmmmmmmmm... ugh!

we in deep doo-doo now, for heap sure!

bo, him no know how make plane fly...

bo, him know how drop load...

not fly plane...

lat person, him better stay well and fly good

or we all blew by, blew up, blew down bad...

ai-EE-yah! arrrrrgh! eeee-owww!

:Peace: :arrow: :banghead: :deevee: :( :p PBJ PBJ PBJ

PastorMikH
03-07-2004, 08:51 PM
mmmmmmmmm... ugh!

we in deep doo-doo now, for heap sure!

bo, him no know how make plane fly...

bo, him know how drop load...

not fly plane...

lat person, him better stay well and fly good

or we all blew by, blew up, blew down bad...

ai-EE-yah! arrrrrgh! eeee-owww!




No Bo, him no know how to drop bombs. Him drop bombs so bad that Wolfman offed himself to get Go Bo promoted away from Bombs.

No need for Go Bo to worry. Him job as co-pilot in not fly plane. Him job to hold coffee cup for pilot.


:)

SNR
03-07-2004, 09:53 PM
No Bo, him no know how to drop bombs. Him drop bombs so bad that Wolfman offed himself to get Go Bo promoted away from Bombs.

No need for Go Bo to worry. Him job as co-pilot in not fly plane. Him job to hold coffee cup for pilot.


:) ROFL

Yeah, gobo, being co-pilot is really nice. If the sound of shrapnel against the walls of the plane doesn't bother you, you can get a lot of reading done.

PastorMikH
03-08-2004, 12:30 AM
ROFL

Yeah, gobo, being co-pilot is really nice. If the sound of shrapnel against the walls of the plane doesn't bother you, you can get a lot of reading done.



Oh, wait a minute here. I just read in my Government issue B17 handbook that co-pilots are also responsible for reading all operating instructions to the crew members for their stations during flight (Article 14, section 8, paragraph c). They may be in big trouble now 'cause Go Bo can be hard to understand when him speak indian talk.

Saggysack
03-08-2004, 01:43 AM
kcwolfman takes a fatal wound to the neck.

Ouch...

Saggysack
03-08-2004, 01:49 AM
BOOM! A shell hits scaga’s oxygen system in the right waist gun position. The system explodes, and scaga takes a fatal load of shattered metal to the stomach. Fat Elvis, at the left waist gun position, takes a serious wound to the lower back.

Unfortunately, Fat Elvis succumbs to his injury the next day in the hospital. It was a bad mission for waist gunners.

:wayne:

whoman69
03-08-2004, 08:02 AM
RIP Russ.... ajkc, Fat Elvis
That's really sad. He was supposed to go on furlough next week and get married.

go bowe
03-08-2004, 08:08 PM
No Bo, him no know how to drop bombs. Him drop bombs so bad that Wolfman offed himself to get Go Bo promoted away from Bombs.

No need for Go Bo to worry. Him job as co-pilot in not fly plane. Him job to hold coffee cup for pilot.


:)coffee cup?

mmmmmmmmmmmm... ugh!

me war chief!

me no hold cup for pale face! :shake: :shake:

me pour coffe!

ai-EE-yah! arrgh! eeeeow!

:Peace: :arrow: PBJ PBJ PBJ

go bowe
03-08-2004, 08:13 PM
ROFL

Yeah, gobo, being co-pilot is really nice. If the sound of shrapnel against the walls of the plane doesn't bother you, you can get a lot of reading done.mmmm... ugh!

souns no bother bo!

bo war chief!

bo brave warrior!

bo mostly deaf...

ai-EE-yah! whoa-now-bay-bay! whoop! whoop!

:Peace: :arrow: :jester: :BLVD: [gulp][gulp] :D :bong: BPJ PBJ PBJ

go bowe
03-08-2004, 08:20 PM
Oh, wait a minute here. I just read in my Government issue B17 handbook that co-pilots are also responsible for reading all operating instructions to the crew members for their stations during flight (Article 14, section 8, paragraph c). They may be in big trouble now 'cause Go Bo can be hard to understand when him speak indian talk.bah!! bumblebustness!

mmmmmm... ugh!

what mean hard unnerstran?

bo, him no tawk with twisted tongue...

him no tawk like libby pinky politishy either!

bo, him tawk plenty fine, thash right!

you unnerstran bo when talk,

maybe? :shrug:

:Peace: :arrow: :jester: :D PBJ PBJ PBJ

Rain Man
03-08-2004, 11:37 PM
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B-17 #7 – Flyin’ Doublewide

Pilot htismaqe (8)
Copilot Bwana (8)
Bombardier jAZ (8)
Navigator 58Forever (8)
Engineer fbal4lif32 (8)
Radio Op. SDChiefsfan (8)
Tail Gunner KC Dan (8)
Ball Turret Gunner ExtremeChief (8)
Right Waist Gunner tweak6 (1)
Left Waist Gunner joesomebody (1)

Target: Abbeville
Tail plane in formation, mid-level vertically (extremely high vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

2 Me109s attack

ExtremeChief fires, misses
KC Dan fires, kills Me109
fbal4lif32 fires, misses
SDChiefsfan fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

3 Me109s attack – 2 are driven away by fighters

jAZ fires, misses
58forever fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

5 Me109s attack – 2 are driven away by fighters

Tweak6 fires, misses
jAZ fires, misses
58forever fires, damages Me109
SDChiefsfan fires, misses
KC Dan fires, misses

2 Mes miss, break off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to pilot compartment
-superficial damage to waist

Me circles attacks again

KC Dan fires, misses
fbal4lif32 fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak – 1 hit
-nose – navigation equipment is destroyed (a challenge if you’re out of formation)
Bomb run off target – 0% score

Zone 3 Out: France (Leaving Target Zone)

6 Me109s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

58forever fires, misses
fbal4lif32 fires, kills Me109
SDChiefsfan fires, hits Me109
KC Dan fires, misses
Joesomebody fires, misses

Me scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to tail

Me scores 1 hit
-port wing – inboard fuel tank is hit, but self-seals with no fire, explosion, or leakage

Me scores 3 hits
-port wing aileron is hit, but still works fine
-nose – jAZ takes a light wound to the mid-chest.
-pilot compartment – htismaqe’s oxygen supply is damaged. He switches to his reserve supply.

Me strafes in at 6 o’clock high and strafes the B-17 with 7 hits
-nose – port cheek gun is out of commission. jAZ will use only the nose gun now.
-superficial damage to nose
-pilot compartment – The top turret gun is hit and knocked out.
-superficial damage to bomb bay
-radio room – SDChiefsfan sustains a light wound to the mid-chest.
-waist – joesomebody takes a light wound to the left foot
-superficial damage to tail

4 Mes circle, attack again

SDChiefsfan fires, misses
Tweak6 fires, misses
ExtremeChief fires, misses
KC Dan fires, kills Me109

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-radio room – intercom system is knocked out. No more fire coordination.
-waist – ball turret gun is knocked out of commission

Me scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to waist
-superficial damage to tail
-superficial damage to bomb bay

2 Mes circle, attack again

jAZ fires, misses
SDChiefsfan fires, kills Me109
KC Dan fires, kills Me109

With three guns out of commission, two of which are twin .50s, the trip home becomes rather nervous.

Zone 2: English Channel

4 Me109s attack – 3 are driven off by fighters

jAZ fires, misses
58forever fires, misses
SDChiefsfan fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot htismaqe (8)
Copilot Bwana (8)
Bombardier jAZ (8)
Navigator 58Forever (8)
Engineer fbal4lif32 (8)
Radio Op. SDChiefsfan (8)
Tail Gunner KC Dan (8)
Ball Turret Gunner ExtremeChief (8)
Right Waist Gunner tweak6 (1)
Left Waist Gunner joesomebody (1)

Wow. Just go in unarmed next time. Those guns draw fire.

Rain Man
03-08-2004, 11:38 PM
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B17 #10 – Gunther’s Thunder III – Rise of the Machine

Pilot JOhn (2)
Copilot KC Jones (8)
Bombardier Taliswoman (3)
Navigator Dartgod (2)
Engineer Mohillbilly (2)
Radio Op. Stinger (2)
Tail Gunner roger (2)
Ball Turret Gunner Bug (2)
Right Waist Gunner 4th and Long (2)
Left Waist Gunner Dave Lane (1)

Target: Abbeville
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

2 Me109s driven off by fighters

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

5 Me109s attack

Stinger fires, misses
Mohillbilly fires, damages Me109
Taliswoman fires, misses
Dartgod fires, hits Me109
Roger fires, kills Me109
Bug fires, misses
4th and Long fires, misses

3 Mes miss, break off attack

Me sweeps in and scores 5 hits from 3 o’clock high
-superficial damage to bomb bay doors
-superficial damage to tailplane
-nose – taliswoman is seriously wounded by hits to the left calf and right thigh.
-bomb bay – one of the doors is blown off the plane
-superficial damage to nose

Me circles, attacks again
Mohillbilly fires, misses
Roger fires, misses

Me scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to pilot compartment

Me circles, attacks again

Dartgod fires, misses
Dave Lane fires, misses

Me scores 1 hit
-BAM! The #3 engine blows a puff and smoke and dies.

Me breaks off attack

2 Me109s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

Dartgod fires, misses
Bug fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Dartgod moves to the bomb controls, and tries to figure out how they work. Although Gunther’s Thunder III is falling back in the formation and has an incapacitated bombardier, John determines that they’re better off flying over the target with the formation. After they drop their bombs, they’ll be able to keep up and stay in formation.

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak - Misses
Despite it being his first time at the controls, Dartgod manages to nick the target – 5% score

Zone 3 Out: France (Leaving Target Zone)

2 Me110s attack

Dartgod fires, misses
Mohillbilly fires, misses
Roger fires, hits Me110
4th and Long fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to #4 engine
-starboard wing root damaged

Me circles, attacks again

Dartgod fires, hits Me110
Dave Lane fires, hits Me110
Roger fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

1 Me109, 1 Me110 attack – 1 Me110 is driven off by fighters

Roger fires, misses
Mohillbilly fires, kills Me109

Zone 2: English Channel

4 Me109s attack – 1 Me109 is driven off by fighters

Dartgod fires, misses
Roger fires, kills Me109
Bug fires, misses
4th and Long fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to nose

Me circles, attacks again

Dartgod fires, hits Me109
Roger fires, kills the same Me109

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

Her hosiery modeling career may be over, but Taliswoman is not. She insists on returning, and will not miss a mission.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot JOhn (2)
Copilot KC Jones (8)
Bombardier Taliswoman (3)
Navigator Dartgod (2)
Engineer Mohillbilly (2)
Radio Op. Stinger (2)
Tail Gunner roger (2)
Ball Turret Gunner Bug (2)
Right Waist Gunner 4th and Long (2)
Left Waist Gunner Dave Lane (1)

Not a bad mission considering the problems on the way in.

Rain Man
03-08-2004, 11:40 PM
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B-17 #12 – Yard Dart

Pilot Taco John (8)
Copilot Mile High Mania (8)
Bombardier Joe Seahawk (8)
Navigator BigChiefFan (8)
Engineer ZachKC (8)
Radio Op. Archie F. Swin (8)
Tail Gunner oleman47 (8)
Ball Turret Gunner RJ (8)
Right Waist Gunner KC2003 (8)
Left Waist Gunner kcfanintitanhell

Target: Abbeville
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

5 Fw190s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

Oleman47 fires, misses
RJ fires, misses
BigChiefFan fires, misses
Kcfanintitanhell fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, damages Fw190
ZachKC fires, misses
Archie F. Swin’s radio room gun jams

2 Fws miss, break off attack

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to port wing

Fw parks at 6 o’clock high in the gap covered by the radio room gun and buries 12 hits along the length of the plane!
-tail - starboard elevator is knocked out of commission
-tail – starboard tail wing root is damaged
-superficial damage to waist
-waist – kcfanintitanhell is torn apart and killed by hits to the stomach, left chest, and right chest. Ugh.
-superficial damage to bomb bay
-bomb bay – PING! A shell bounces among the bombs, but doesn’t set them off
-radio room – Archie F. Swin takes a light wound to the mid chest
-superficial damage to radio room
-pilot compartment – ZachKC’s oxygen is hit. He switches to his backup system.
-pilot compartment – Mile High Mania takes a light grazing wound to the back of the head
-nose – starboard cheek gun is destroyed.
-nose – bullets rip through the nose, hitting Joe Seahawk with a light wound to the upper back, and nailing BigChiefFan in the stomach, right foot, left forearm with a serious wound.

(One fighter run hits four crew members. That’s a record you don’t want to set.)

2 Fws circle, attack again

Joe Seahawk fires, misses
ZachKC fires, hits Fw190
Oleman47 fires, misses
Archie F. Swin gets his gun unjammed, fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

4 Me109s attack

Joe Seahawk fires, misses
KC2003 fires, misses
Oleman47 fires, misses
ZachKC fires, misses
RJ fires, misses

2 Mes miss, break off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to nose
-superficial damage to starboard wing

Me scores 1 hit
-waist – left waist gun is destroyed (as if that makes a difference to kcfanintitanhell)

2 Mes circle, attack again

Oleman47 fires, misses
ZachKC fires, misses

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Heavy Flak – 6 hits
-pilot compartment – Mile High Mania takes a serious wound to the throat
-pilot compartment – Mile High Mania loses his left leg at the knee, which is even more than a serious wound in light of his other injuries. He dies within minutes
-port wing flap is hit, but with no effect
-port wing root is damaged
-superficial damage to nose
-nose – starboard cheek gun is hit again and falls out of the plane, leaving a moderate-sized hole in the front of the plane

Despite his wound, the flak hits, the hole in the starboard cheek, and various other distractions, Joe Seahawk does his work – 20% score

Zone 3: France (Leaving Target Zone)

4 Fw190s attack

Joe Seahawk fires, misses
KC2003 fires, misses
ZachKC fires, hits Fw190
Oleman47 fires, misses
RJ fires, misses

4 Fw190s miss, break off attack (hmph – rookies)

2 Me110s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

Oleman47 fires, misses

Me scores 4 hits
-superficial damage to nose
-superficial damage to nose
-nose – Joe Seahawk takes another light wound, this time to the lower back
-nose – BigChiefFan takes a light wound to the left thigh, which causes him to bleed out and pass into the next world.

Me circles, attacks again

RJ fires, kills Me110
Oleman47 fires, misses

1 Fw190 attacks

Archie F. Swin fires, misses

Fw scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to nose
-superficial damage to nose

Fw circles, attacks again

ZachKC fires, misses
Oleman47 fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

4 Me109s attack – 2 are driven off by fighters

Joe Seahawk fires, misses
ZachKC fires, misses

Me scores 2 hits
-right waist gun is knocked out of commission
-port wing aileron is hit, but not damaged

Me scores 1 hit – top turret gun is knocked out of commission, and ZachKC sustains a light wound to the right hip

2 Mes circle, attack again

Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Oleman47 fires, kills Me109

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Taco John (8)
Copilot Joe Seahawk (8), promoted
Bombardier XXX
Navigator ZachKC (8), promoted
Engineer Archie F. Swin (8), promoted
Radio Op. oleman47 (8), promoted
Tail Gunner RJ (8), promoted
Ball Turret Gunner KC2003 (8), promoted
Right Waist Gunner XXX
Left Waist Gunner XXX

Bloody, bloody Sunday.

Rain Man
03-08-2004, 11:59 PM
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B-17 #13 – Throw Bomba from the Plane III – Bomba with a Vengence

Pilot ndbbm (3)
Copilot JimNasium
Bombardier Slayer Diablo (3)
Navigator Saggysack
Engineer Simplex3 (8)
Radio Op. mikey23545 (8)
Tail Gunner theultimatekcchiefsfan (8)
Ball Turret Gunner Bunnytrdr (8)
Right Waist Gunner DaKCMan AP
Left Waist Gunner ChiefJustice

Target: Abbeville
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

1 Fw190 driven away by fighters

2 Me109s driven away by fighters

3 Fw190s driven away by fighters

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Light Flak - Misses
The new guy is still getting used to the controls, apparently – 0% score

Zone 3 Out: France (Leaving Target Zone)

4 Me109s attack

ChiefJustice fires, misses
Simplex3 fires, damages Me109
Slayer Diablo fires, misses
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, misses
DaKCMan AP fires, misses

3 Mes miss, break off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to waist
-superficial damage to bomb bay

Me circles, attacks again

Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, misses
Saggysack fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

4 Me109s attack

ChiefJustice fires, hits Me109
Simplex3 fires, misses
Slayer Diablo fires, misses
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, damages Me109

3 Mes miss, break off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to tail
-starboard wing flap damaged, but no effect

Me circles, attacks again

Saggysack fires, damages Me109
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot ndbbm (3)
Copilot JimNasium
Bombardier Slayer Diablo (3)
Navigator Saggysack
Engineer Simplex3 (8)
Radio Op. mikey23545 (8)
Tail Gunner theultimatekcchiefsfan (8)
Ball Turret Gunner Bunnytrdr (8)
Right Waist Gunner DaKCMan AP
Left Waist Gunner ChiefJustice

Well, it was easier than the last mission.

Rain Man
03-09-2004, 12:47 AM
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B-17 #14 – Lucy Quipment II – Lucy Reloaded

Pilot Clint in Wichita (8)
Copilot 2bikemike (8)
Bombardier Loki (3)
Navigator chief52 (8)
Engineer old_geezer (8)
Radio Op. chiefsfan58 (8)
Tail Gunner Patteeu (8)
Ball Turret Gunner FloridaChief (3)
Right Waist Gunner JazzzLovr
Left Waist Gunner KS Smitty

Target: Rouen
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: Western Channel

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

5 Fw190s attack

Chiefsfan58 fires, misses
Patteeu fires, misses
KS Smitty fires, misses
Loki fires, misses
JazzzLovr fires, misses
Chief52 fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

Fw scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to radio room
-superficial damage to #4 engine

Fw scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-superficial damage to tail
-superficial damage to bomb bay

Fw scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to bomb bay
-tail – patteeu takes light wound to right upper back
-starboard tailplane root hit

3 Fws circle, attack again

Patteeu fires, misses
Old_geezer fires, misses
KS Smitty fires, misses
Floridachief fires, misses
Loki fires, misses

3 Fws miss, break off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak – 3 hits
-port wing aileron hit
-tail – tail gun knocked out of commission
-waist – ball turret gun knocked out of commission

The B-17 is vulnerably from the rear now, with no tail gun or ball turret gun.

Loki concentrates despite the flak – 30% score

Zone 4 Out: France (Leaving Target Zone)

5 Fw190s attack

Chiefsfan58 fires, misses
Old_geezer fires, kills Fw190
KS Smitty fires, misses
Chief52 fires, misses
Loki fires, misses
Chief52 fires, misses
JazzzLovr fires, misses

4 Fws miss, break off attack

Zone 3 Out: Western Channel

No enemy

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Clint in Wichita (8)
Copilot 2bikemike (8)
Bombardier Loki (3)
Navigator chief52 (8)
Engineer old_geezer (8)
Radio Op. chiefsfan58 (8)
Tail Gunner Patteeu (8)
Ball Turret Gunner FloridaChief (3)
Right Waist Gunner JazzzLovr
Left Waist Gunner KS Smitty

Fortunately, nothing snuck up on them from the back.

old_geezer
03-09-2004, 05:53 AM
Old_geezer fires, kills Fw190

Bout darn time I hit something! I've been in a terrible slump since the first mission. It must be those new glasses I grabbed from the local Wal-Mart.

PBJ PBJ PBJ

Dartgod
03-09-2004, 06:51 AM
Dartgod fires, hits Me110
Ladies and gentlemen, you have witnessed history in the making.

ndbbm
03-09-2004, 07:52 AM
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Well, it was easier than the last mission.

I should say so.

Stinger
03-09-2004, 08:55 AM
Quote: <HR SIZE=1>Dartgod fires, hits Me110 <HR SIZE=1>

Ladies and gentlemen, you have witnessed history in the making.


Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak - Misses
Despite it being his first time at the controls, Dartgod manages to nick the target – 5% score

I think you found your problem..... you just needed to use bigger ammo.ROFL

kcfanintitanhell
03-09-2004, 09:08 AM
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B-17 #12 – Yard Dart

-waist – kcfanintitanhell is torn apart and killed by hits to the stomach, left chest, and right chest. Ugh.


I guess I'd better consider removing what's left of that "lucky" bullseye my mom sewed on the back of my flight jacket.... :rolleyes:

Loki
03-09-2004, 09:45 AM
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B-17 #14 – Lucy Quipment II – Lucy Reloaded

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Clint in Wichita (8)
Copilot 2bikemike (8)
Bombardier Loki (3)
Navigator chief52 (8)
Engineer old_geezer (8)
Radio Op. chiefsfan58 (8)
Tail Gunner Patteeu (8)
Ball Turret Gunner FloridaChief (3)
Right Waist Gunner JazzzLovr
Left Waist Gunner KS Smitty

Fortunately, nothing snuck up on them from the back.

wow. no one got wasted this time out, but the plane got shot to sh*t... the ground crew is going to be busy patching our bird up. we need some SERIOUS gunnery practice. not a single enemy fighter hit. :banghead:

man 30% bomb run? better than last time but that STILL SUCKS. back to polishing the norton bombsights.... <sigh> :rolleyes: </sigh>

*edit*
ooops. old_geezer nailed an enemy fighter. sorry i missed your score dude.

ExtremeChief
03-09-2004, 03:42 PM
I still think you just copy and paste this:

ExtremeChief fires, misses


at least I'm still alive...

Joe Seahawk
03-09-2004, 04:54 PM
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses

Dang! I'm a lousy shot!

2bikemike
03-09-2004, 05:53 PM
I still think you just copy and paste this:

ExtremeChief fires, misses


at least I'm still alive...

Yeah I can't believe I have survived 9 missions. And I have been promoted twice.

Fat Elvis
03-09-2004, 09:35 PM
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B-17 #5 – El Duderino

Pilot ENDelt260 (8)
Copilot SNR (8)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (8)
Navigator philfree (8)
Engineer Talisman (8)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (8)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (8)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (8)
Right Waist Gunner Scaga (8)
Left Waist Gunner Fat Elvis (3)

Target: Meaulte
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

2 Fw190s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

Garcia bronco fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Radar chief fires, misses

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to starboard wing

Fw circles, attacks again

Talisman fires, damages Fw190
Radar chief fires, kills the damaged Fw190

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Light Flak - misses
Garcia Bronco is money in the bank – 40% score

Zone 3 Out: France (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Fw190, 2 Me109s are driven off by fighters

2 Me110s are driven off by fighters

Zone 2: English Channel

4 Me109s attack – 2 are driven off by fighters
Garcia bronco fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Radar chief fires, misses
Scaga fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-tail – rudder is hit but still functional
-BOOM! A shell hits scaga’s oxygen system in the right waist gun position. The system explodes, and scaga takes a fatal load of shattered metal to the stomach. Fat Elvis, at the left waist gun position, takes a serious wound to the lower back. The area is on fire, and ajkcfan rushes back from the radio room with an extinguisher, and is able to douse the flames. However, there is a large hole the size of a life preserver blown through the right side of the fuselage. It can’t be fixed, though, so ajkcfan moves back to his gun.

Me circles, attacks again

Hawaiianboy fires, misses
Radarchief fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

Unfortunately, Fat Elvis succumbs to his injury the next day in the hospital. It was a bad mission for waist gunners.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot ENDelt260 (8)
Copilot SNR (8)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (8)
Navigator philfree (8)
Engineer Talisman (8)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (8)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (8)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (8)
Right Waist Gunner XXX
Left Waist Gunner XXX

A good bombing run, the one bad hit excluded.

Damn, I'm dead again.

Uh, could we get a little reincarnation over here?

alanm
03-10-2004, 12:10 AM
And as the fog of night rolls in. The Sack Time sits on the tarmac. The mission scrubbed for the evening. The crew decides to get wasted at the local pub.:thumb:

Dave Lane
03-10-2004, 08:52 AM
Oy Vey! I'm still alive and hit a plane! 50% hit ratio so far. I knew that radar guided activation system I installed on my guns would be helpful.

Dave

Mile High Mania
03-11-2004, 07:41 AM
Well, screw me! What part of me didn't see a bullet...

Joe Seahawk
03-11-2004, 01:56 PM
Hey! Can we please get someone up here to clean the donkey blood off the co-pilots seat for me...Thank you..

:) :) Tough break MHM..Hopefully you'll be reincarnated soon..

Lzen
03-11-2004, 03:04 PM
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses

Dang! I'm a lousy shot!

Well, look at the bright side. At least you haven't died yet. ;)

Rain Man
03-12-2004, 08:46 AM
Whew! 13 evening focus groups in the past two weeks, and shorthanded as well. I'm through my crunch period, so I hope to finish up this mission tonight or tomorrow, and then maybe get a good jump on Mission 10 on Sunday. Central command is back in the saddle.

MOhillbilly
03-12-2004, 11:33 AM
Oy Vey! I'm still alive and hit a plane! 50% hit ratio so far. I knew that radar guided activation system I installed on my guns would be helpful.

Dave


Yeah Dave our crew put them guns to good use, lots of hits and acouple kills.Cheers to the living,salute to the dead.

alanm
03-12-2004, 09:47 PM
Whew! 13 evening focus groups in the past two weeks, and shorthanded as well. I'm through my crunch period, so I hope to finish up this mission tonight or tomorrow, and then maybe get a good jump on Mission 10 on Sunday. Central command is back in the saddle.I guess the Sack Time can stand down again for the night. We're in no hurry to die. May as well head back on into town to the pub again. :thumb:

Rain Man
03-12-2004, 11:49 PM
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B-17 #15 – Sack Time

Pilot Special Ed (8)
Copilot KcMizzou (8)
Bombardier Bearcat (8)
Navigator alanm (8)
Engineer gh4chiefs (8)
Radio Op. seclark (8)
Tail Gunner Luzap (8)
Ball Turret Gunner redhed (8)
Right Waist Gunner Hydrae (4)
Left Waist Gunner Rain Man (2)

Target: Rouen
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: Western Channel

2 Me110s are driven off by fighters

Zone 4 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

2 Me 109s are driven off by fighters

1 Me109 attacks

seclark fires, misses

Me scores 1 hit
-pilot compartment – landing gear controls destroyed. Neither landing gear will deploy.

Me circles, attacks again

gh4chiefs fires, misses
alanm fires, hits Fw190

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Bad Weather – Thunderstorms in the area
Medium Flak - misses
Bomb run off target due to weather – 0% score

Zone 4 Out: France (Leaving Target Zone)

4 Fw190s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters
bearcat fires, misses
gh4chiefs fires, misses
hydrae fires, misses
redhed fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

Fw scores 5 hits from 3 o’clock low.
-port wing - #2 engine is hit and the throttle breaks. The engine roars out of control at full power.
-superficial damage to bomb bay
-bomb bay – life rafts hit and destroyed
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-pilot compartment – kcmizzou is killed instantly by a hit to the left chest.

Special Ed is in trouble with his copilot dead and the #2 engine out of control. Sack Time begins yawing to the right and enters a flat spin.

Fw circles, attacks again

luzap fires, kills Fw190 despite entering into a slow spin.

Gh4chiefs runs up to the cockpit and helps Special Ed cut off the fuel to the #2 engine. Fortunately it works, and Special Ed is able to regain control of the plane while it drops through the formation and other B-17s veer to avoid it. Despite the loss of one engine, Special Ed rights the plane and puts it back into formation.

Zone 3 Out: France Belgium Western Channel North Sea (Leaving Target Zone)

Gh4chiefs goes back to his station.
2 Me110s are driven off by fighters

Zone 2: English Channel

3 Me109s are driven away by fighters.

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Despite a lack of landing gear, Special Ed skids the plane to a stop in a belly landing.

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Special Ed (8)
Copilot Bearcat (8), promoted
Bombardier alanm (8) , promoted
Navigator gh4chiefs (8) , promoted
Engineer seclark (8) , promoted
Radio Op. Luzap (8) , promoted
Tail Gunner redhed (8) , promoted
Ball Turret Gunner Hydrae (4) , promoted
Right Waist Gunner Rain Man (2) , promoted
Left Waist Gunner XXX

Another day, another belly landing.

go bowe
03-13-2004, 12:51 AM
another belly landing....

except for poor old kcmizzou...

oh boo hoo! doggone double shit! oops, thit! :deevee: :deevee:

here's to our fallen comrades :toast:

kcwolfman, kcmizzou... i wonder, is there something lethal about having kc at the beginning of your name??? :rolleyes: :p :jester:

Rain Man
03-13-2004, 10:31 AM
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B-17 #16 – Fire Below

Pilot BIG_DADDY (8)
Copilot Skip Towne (8)
Bombardier RedNeckRaider (8)
Navigator CHIEF4EVER (8)
Engineer Jcroft (8)
Radio Op. Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan (8)
Tail Gunner Over-Head (8)
Ball Turret Gunner bishop_74 (8)
Right Waist Gunner CanadaKC (8)
Left Waist Gunner bowser

Target: Rouen
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

1 Fw190 attacks

misplaced_chiefs_fan fires, misses
jcroft fires, misses
bowser fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 3 Out: Western Channel

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

1 Fw190, 1 Me110 attack – 1 Me110 is driven off by fighters

jcroft fires, misses
redneckraider fires, misses

Fw scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to port wing
-superficial damage to radio room

Fw circles, attacks again

jcroft fires, misses
bowser fires, misses
over-head fires, misses

Fw scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to bomb bay
-superficial damage to port wing
Fw circles, attacks again

jcroft fires, misses
bowser fires, hits Fw190

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Heavy Flak – 7 close hits hammer the Fire Below!
-tail – over-head’s oxygen system is hit and explodes into flame. Trapped in the back, Over-head yells for help and CanadaKC comes running with the fire extinguisher. He empties the extinguisher but can only contain the fire. He can’t extinguish it.
-starboard wing flap is slightly damaged.
-starboard wing – inboard fuel tank is hit, but self-seals without a fire, explosion, or leakage.
-nose – chief4ever takes a light wound to the mid chest
-nose – a particularly close burst gives chief4ever a light wound to the left chest, and redneckraider loses his right arm at the shoulder with a serious wound.
-port wing aileron is out
-port wing – the inboard fuel tank is hit. A flame leaps out and the leaking fuel feeds it. The fire starts growing.

Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan runs back from the radio room with a second fire extinguisher and is spraying down the tail area. It looks like he’s getting it under control, but Big_Daddy sees with despair that the fire on the left wing is growing rapidly. The plane is at risk of explosion, so he hits the bailout alarm.

Chaos ensues as the crew tries to bail out. Big_Daddy dives the plane to attempt to keep the flames down, while Skip Towne leaves his post and goes down to the nose to help the injured redneckraider and chief4ever get out. Engineer jcroft grabs the final fire extinguisher to help over-head get out through the flames in the tail. Left waist gunner bowser also runs to the nose to help the injured fliers, while bishop_74 cranks himself up from the ball turret and gets his own parachute on.

The third fire extinguisher pushes the flames down enough for tail gunner over-head to hotfoot out of his area. While he’s getting out, radio operator Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan becomes the first to bail out of the plane. He lands safely, but with a German squad’s rifles pointed at him the last 200 feet of the descent. There’s no chance of escape for him. Thirty yards away and thirty seconds behind him, right waist gunner Canada_KC lands, with the same predicament.

Copilot Skip_Towne wishes the twice-injured navigator Chief4ever well and pushes him out the egress hatch, and then works with bowser to try to rig a way to keep redneckraider’s parachute onto him. Missing his right arm, redneckraider can’t keep the chute on, and is barely conscious as well.

Big_Daddy, alone up in the pilot’s seat, has leveled the plane at 9,000 feet and sees that fire growing quickly. “Out NOW!” he yells over the intercom. In what would later become his mantra, he adds, “She’s gonna blow!” He hits the autopilot and sprints toward his own egress hatch as the sky quickly blooms with parachutes.

Everyone gets out well except engineer jcroft, whose parachute opens prematurely. He gets blown into the starboard wing and is knocked unconscious, but at least his parachute is open, and he floats toward the ground. Less than a minute later, the crew watches Fire Below’s left wing explode, and the remainder of the plane tumbles to its demise.

Redneckraider was pushed out the hatch in an act of desperation. His chute opens, but the force of the opening makes his right shoulder slide through the strap. He hangs on with his left hand for a moment, but it’s hopeless. Weak from blood loss, he loses his grip and falls 9,000 feet to his death.

Tail gunner Over-head has his own problems, beating out a small fire on his pants leg as he parachutes down. He gets the fire put out with minor burns, but lands out in a large open field with no place to hide. Within 20 minutes he is captured and on his way to the stalag.

Navigator CHIEF4EVER (8) floats earthward until his parachute gets caught in a tree. Injured, he is unable to climb the parachute ropes and he’s too high to cut them, so he merely dangles. Unbeknownst to him, though, some French underground resistance fighters have watched the descents, and they have randomly selected his parachute to follow. Racing against the Germans, two young Frenchman locate chief4ever in a small copse of trees, and manage to lasso him and pull him over to the tree trunk. Chief4ever weakly cuts the lines and makes it halfway down the trunk before falling with a thud. He is scooped up by the Frenchmen, carted off to a safe house, and gets medical attention. Three days later, a British minisub rises out of the Channel and the Resistance rows Chief4Ever out to it. They trade addresses and promise to keep in touch after the war, and chief4ever vows to liberate France.

Engineer jcroft hits the ground unconscious in a small forest clearing and lies there for most of a day before he regains consciousness. He wanders lost for a few hours afterwards and finds a small farmhouse. The family there takes him in but then promptly turns him in to the Nazis, and he is taken prisoner.

Copilot Skip Towne (8) and Ball Turret Gunner bishop_74 (8) float to earth near each other and hook up on the ground. With a German halftrack in hot pursuit, the savvy veterans sprint into the woods and force the Germans to dismount. It takes almost an hour for the Germans to surround them and pin them down in a small creek bed. Rather than shoot it out with their survival pistols, the pair surrenders and takes a beating before being marched back out to the halftrack.

Pilot BIG_DADDY (8) and the rookie Left Waist Gunner bowser see each other hit ground and find each other in a dense plot of forest. They crouch down, assess their situation, and decide that they should try to head west for Spain instead of going back north. The reckon that the German presence will be higher if they head closer to England, and lower if they head toward Spain. Ditching their parachutes, they begin walking to the southwest, relying on stealth, their emergency rations, and stolen produce from gardens. For six days they evade detection, and the rise of the mountains appears before them. Alas, partway through the sixth day a local gendarme spots them walking alongside a country road and calls in their position. Soon a platoon of Germans is on their heels and the chase is on, with no chance for the two hungry airmen on foot. Only 20 miles from Spain and safety, they are captured and shipped to Germany.

No bombing run.

Aftereffects

With only one crewman making it back, Fire Below is no more.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot XXX
Copilot XXX
Bombardier CHIEF4EVER (8), promoted
Navigator XXX
Engineer XXX
Radio Op. XXX
Tail Gunner XXX
Ball Turret Gunner XXX
Right Waist Gunner XXX
Left Waist Gunner XXX

One is the loneliest number…

Rain Man
03-13-2004, 10:55 AM
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B-17 #18 – Fooooo Fighters

Pilot NaptownChief (8)
Copilot Tommykat (8)
Bombardier PastorMikH (8)
Navigator Mr. Christopher (8)
Engineer B2chiefsfan (8)
Radio Op. Adam (8)
Tail Gunner Amnorix (8)
Ball Turret Gunner KC Kings (8)
Right Waist Gunner el borracho (8)
Left Waist Gunner NewChief (8)

Target: Meaulte
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

2 Me110s attack

Newchief fires, misses
Kc kings fires, misses
Amnorix fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-tail – port elevator is knocked out
-superficial damage to tail

Me circles, attacks again

Pastormikh fires, misses
Mr. Christopher fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak - misses
Pastormikh is Mr. Efficiency – 30% score

Zone 3 Out: France (Leaving Target Zone)

3 Me109s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

Amnorix fires, hits Me109
Mr. Christopher fires, misses
B2chiefsfan fires, kills Me109

Hit Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

1 Fw190 attacks

Amnorix fires, misses
B2chiefsfan fires, hits Fw190

Hit Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot NaptownChief (8)
Copilot Tommykat (8)
Bombardier PastorMikH (8)
Navigator Mr. Christopher (8)
Engineer B2chiefsfan (8)
Radio Op. Adam (8)
Tail Gunner Amnorix (8)
Ball Turret Gunner KC Kings (8)
Right Waist Gunner el borracho (8)
Left Waist Gunner NewChief (8)

Shhhh. Don’t tell them, but they’ve got a no-hitter going.

The Pedestrian
03-13-2004, 11:32 AM
We still have a no-hitter?!?!?!? That's gotta be bad mojo...the pilot's gonna end up bringing a biscut on board for the mission, split it with TK, and the plane goes into a downward spiral when one of them chokes on it during light flak.

PastorMikH
03-13-2004, 11:44 AM
We still have a no-hitter?!?!?!? That's gotta be bad mojo...the pilot's gonna end up bringing a biscut on board for the mission, split it with TK, and the plane goes into a downward spiral when one of them chokes on it during light flak.


You're just jealous because you have died more times than our whole crew put together.:)

Rain Man
03-13-2004, 11:56 AM
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B-17 #19 – War Dog

Pilot Baby Lee (8)
Copilot Brock Landers (8)
Bombardier Boozer (8)
Navigator Sure-Oz (8)
Engineer Gunther_Fan (8)
Radio Op. Lightning Rod (8)
Tail Gunner chi3fs (7)
Ball Turret Gunner Chief Faithful (8)
Right Waist Gunner Braincase (2)
Left Waist Gunner morphius

Target: Antwerp
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: Belgium

1 Fw190, 1 Me110 attack

Boozer fires, damages Fw190
Gunther_fan fires, misses
Chief Faithful fires, kills Me110

Damaged Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 4 Out: Belgium (Entering Target Zone)

3 Me109s are driven off by fighters

3 Fw190s attack

Boozer fires, misses
Sure-oz fires, misses
Gunther_fan fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, misses
Morphius fires, kills Fw190

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to pilot compartment

Fw circles, attacks again
Lightning rod fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak - misses
Boozer makes a nice textbook run – 30% score

Zone 4 Out: Belgium (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Me109, 1 Me110 attack

Sure-oz fires, misses
Gunther_fan fires, hits Me109
Chi3fs fires, misses
Braincase fires, misses

Me110 misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 3 hits
-tail – control cables are damaged, making the plane slightly more difficult for baby lee to control.
-bomb bay – no effect
-superficial damage to waist

Me circles, attacks again

Lightning rod fires, misses

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to radio room
-superficial damage to waist

Me circles, attacks again

Chief Faithful fires, misses
Braincase fires, misses

Me scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to bomb bay

Me breaks off attack

1 Me109 attacks

Sure-oz fires, misses
Gunther_fan fires, misses

Me scores 1 hit
-port wing – the inboard fuel tank begins dumping fuel, but fortunately there is no fire accompanying it. Brock Landers does a quick assessment and determines that the fuel leak won’t be a problem in terms of reaching England as long as the rest of the flight proceeds normally.

Zone 3 Out: France Belgium Western Channel North Sea (Leaving Target Zone)

5 Fw190s attack – 2 are driven off by fighters

Boozer fires, misses
Sure-oz fires, hits Fw190
Gunther_fan fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, damages Fw190
Braincase fires, misses
Morphius fires, misses

All 3 Fws miss, break off attack.

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Slightly bumpy landing due to the control cable problem, but not bad at all, and with the fuel tank still looking good.

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Baby Lee (8)
Copilot Brock Landers (8)
Bombardier Boozer (8)
Navigator Sure-Oz (8)
Engineer Gunther_Fan (8)
Radio Op. Lightning Rod (8)
Tail Gunner chi3fs (7)
Ball Turret Gunner Chief Faithful (8)
Right Waist Gunner Braincase (2)
Left Waist Gunner morphius

Now off to the pub for ‘ye.

Rain Man
03-13-2004, 12:05 PM
We still have a no-hitter?!?!?!?


Kind of amazing, isn't it?

Rain Man
03-13-2004, 12:54 PM
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B-17 #20 – Sky Chief

Pilot DenverChief (8)
Copilot Sky (8)
Bombardier Lzen (8)
Navigator AustinChief (8)
Engineer Michael Michigan (7)
Radio Op. DJay23 (8)
Tail Gunner UMKC 1L (8)
Ball Turret Gunner mlyonsd (8)
Right Waist Gunner PennyWise (8)
Left Waist Gunner MrBlond (1)

Target: Rotterdam
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: Channel North Sea

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: France Belgium Netherlands (Entering Target Zone)

1 Fw190 attacks

djay23 fires, misses

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to radio room

Fw circles, attacks again

Michael Michigan fires, misses
Austinchief fires, kills Fw190

2 Me110s attack

Michael Michigan fires, misses
Mlyonsd fires, kills Me110
Mr. Blond fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak – 1 hit
-In an instant, Sky Chief’s world turns upside down – literally. An 88-mm flak shell nails a direct hit on the starboard wing and explodes. The starboard wing fuel tanks go up in a huge fireball and the wing disappears. Skychief begins rolling out of control and starts an augur into the earth that will never be stopped.

Pilot DenverChief (8), Copilot Sky (8), and Navigator AustinChief (8) are killed in the massive initial explosion.

Bombardier Lzen (8) and Left Waist Gunner MrBlond (1) are knocked unconscious in the initial blast and ride the plane until it breaks apart at 12,000 feet. They then hurtle to the ground amidst the debris.

Engineer Michael Michigan (7) and Tail Gunner UMKC 1L (8) are knocked unconscious in the initial blast and are thrown from the plane through their canopies. They hurtle to the ground as well.

Radio Op. DJay23 (8) is thrown out of the plane on fire. He is able to deploy his chute, but it’s also burning. After a long two minutes of being on fire, he finally meets his end when the burning parachute fails.

Ball Turret Gunner mlyonsd (8) survives the initial blast, but can’t get out of his ball turret. He rides the plane down until it breaks apart, at which point he is disoriented and doesn’t have a parachute.

Right Waist Gunner PennyWise (8) was thrown out of the plane immediately upon the explosion, as his position disintegrated. Stunned and flash-burned, he alertly counts to ten before deploying his chute, and comes to a soft landing on an urban street in the middle of Rotterdam. Dutch citizens mill about to prevent the Germans from reaching the scene, and the Dutch underground grabs him and runs. In the basement of a Rotterdam townhouse, his minor burns are treated by a comely blonde Dutch girl. Over the coming days, he heals quickly, and the girl eventually sneaks him out and lets him plug a hole in a dike with his finger, creating a memory that will last a lifetime. After a week of hiding and planning, the Dutch underground gets him on a ship to Denmark, and from there to Norway, where he crosses by car into the Swedish frontier and hooks up with a supportive cargo ship to England.

No bombing run

Aftereffects

Alas, Sky Chief has become a statistic in this horrible, horrible war.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot XXX
Copilot XXX
Bombardier XXX
Navigator XXX
Engineer XXX
Radio Op. XXX
Tail Gunner XXX
Ball Turret Gunner PennyWise (8), promoted
Right Waist Gunner XXX
Left Waist Gunner XXX

Lost a lot of veterans on that flight.

Rain Man
03-13-2004, 01:22 PM
Egad. This was a rough mission. Two planes down.

Skip Towne
03-13-2004, 01:58 PM
Yeah, getting X'ed out is painful.

go bowe
03-13-2004, 02:07 PM
Egad. This was a rough mission. Two planes down.how many of the original planes are left at this point?

go bowe
03-13-2004, 02:14 PM
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B-17 #20 – Sky Chief

Pilot DenverChief (8)
Copilot Sky (8)
Bombardier Lzen (8)
Navigator AustinChief (8)
Engineer Michael Michigan (7)
Radio Op. DJay23 (8)
Tail Gunner UMKC 1L (8)
Ball Turret Gunner mlyonsd (8)
Right Waist Gunner PennyWise (8)
Left Waist Gunner MrBlond (1)

Target: Rotterdam
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: Channel North Sea

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: France Belgium Netherlands (Entering Target Zone)

1 Fw190 attacks

djay23 fires, misses

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to radio room

Fw circles, attacks again

Michael Michigan fires, misses
Austinchief fires, kills Fw190

2 Me110s attack

Michael Michigan fires, misses
Mlyonsd fires, kills Me110
Mr. Blond fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak – 1 hit
-In an instant, Sky Chief’s world turns upside down – literally. An 88-mm flak shell nails a direct hit on the starboard wing and explodes. The starboard wing fuel tanks go up in a huge fireball and the wing disappears. Skychief begins rolling out of control and starts an augur into the earth that will never be stopped.

Pilot DenverChief (8), Copilot Sky (8), and Navigator AustinChief (8) are killed in the massive initial explosion.

Bombardier Lzen (8) and Left Waist Gunner MrBlond (1) are knocked unconscious in the initial blast and ride the plane until it breaks apart at 12,000 feet. They then hurtle to the ground amidst the debris.

Engineer Michael Michigan (7) and Tail Gunner UMKC 1L (8) are knocked unconscious in the initial blast and are thrown from the plane through their canopies. They hurtle to the ground as well.

Radio Op. DJay23 (8) is thrown out of the plane on fire. He is able to deploy his chute, but it’s also burning. After a long two minutes of being on fire, he finally meets his end when the burning parachute fails.

Ball Turret Gunner mlyonsd (8) survives the initial blast, but can’t get out of his ball turret. He rides the plane down until it breaks apart, at which point he is disoriented and doesn’t have a parachute.

Right Waist Gunner PennyWise (8) was thrown out of the plane immediately upon the explosion, as his position disintegrated. Stunned and flash-burned, he alertly counts to ten before deploying his chute, and comes to a soft landing on an urban street in the middle of Rotterdam. Dutch citizens mill about to prevent the Germans from reaching the scene, and the Dutch underground grabs him and runs. In the basement of a Rotterdam townhouse, his minor burns are treated by a comely blonde Dutch girl. Over the coming days, he heals quickly, and the girl eventually sneaks him out and lets him plug a hole in a dike with his finger, creating a memory that will last a lifetime. After a week of hiding and planning, the Dutch underground gets him on a ship to Denmark, and from there to Norway, where he crosses by car into the Swedish frontier and hooks up with a supportive cargo ship to England.

No bombing run

Aftereffects

Alas, Sky Chief has become a statistic in this horrible, horrible war.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot XXX
Copilot XXX
Bombardier XXX
Navigator XXX
Engineer XXX
Radio Op. XXX
Tail Gunner XXX
Ball Turret Gunner PennyWise (8), promoted
Right Waist Gunner XXX
Left Waist Gunner XXX

Lost a lot of veterans on that flight.hey, penny man! :toast:

to the rest of you on sky chief: damn, that was harsh...

i hope all of you come back reincarnated or repatriated or re-whatever...

this is a rough business... :(


and r.i.p. kcwolfman, scaga, fat elvis, kcfanintitanhell, mile high mania, bigchieffan, kcmizzzou, big daddy, skip towne, redneckraider, jcroft, misplaced chiefs fan, over-head, gunner bishop 74, canadakc, bowser, denver chief, sky, lzen, austinchief, michael michigan, djay23, umkc il, mlyonsd and mrblond :toast:

Rain Man
03-13-2004, 02:20 PM
how many of the original planes are left at this point?

11, though at least a couple of those have replaced the actual aircraft. That translates into a 6.25 percent loss rate on a given mission (for the entire aircraft, that is; it's higher for an individual crew member.)

Somehow the Fooooo Fighters (Plane 18) still have their entire original crew intact.

Bowser
03-13-2004, 02:45 PM
:shake:

Two deaths and a captured on my resume. And I don't think I've even fired my guns yet.

go bowe
03-13-2004, 02:52 PM
:shake:

Two deaths and a captured on my resume. And I don't think I've even fired my guns yet.that's ok, there's still plenty of time to die (again) for your country... :toast:

Bowser
03-13-2004, 03:02 PM
that's ok, there's still plenty of time to die (again) for your country... :toast:

At this rate, the defecit will grow by leaps and bounds if my death benefits keep getting handed out!

:shake:

alanm
03-13-2004, 10:22 PM
The Sack Time takes another licking but keeps on ticking. Get out the chicken wire and duct tape again.:thumb: RIP KcMizzou you will be missed.

Stinger
03-13-2004, 10:53 PM
and the girl eventually sneaks him out and lets him plug a hole in a dike with his finger, creating a memory that will last a lifetime.

After I read this the first thing that came to mind (ok actually the 2nd the first was crude ROFL) was " you can't call tham dykes - it's women in sensible shoes" Good Morning Vietnam

PastorMikH
03-13-2004, 11:42 PM
Somehow the Fooooo Fighters (Plane 18) still have their entire original crew intact.



Geee, Thanks for Jinxing us there Kev.!:shake:

"Say Walt, this kid is 100% from the free throw line, he never misses!" [Clank] "Ooppps"


:)

mlyonsd
03-14-2004, 07:30 AM
hey, penny man! :toast:

to the rest of you on sky chief: damn, that was harsh...

i hope all of you come back reincarnated or repatriated or re-whatever...

this is a rough business... :(


and r.i.p. kcwolfman, scaga, fat elvis, kcfanintitanhell, mile high mania, bigchieffan, kcmizzzou, big daddy, skip towne, redneckraider, jcroft, misplaced chiefs fan, over-head, gunner bishop 74, canadakc, bowser, denver chief, sky, lzen, austinchief, michael michigan, djay23, umkc il, mlyonsd and mrblond :toast:

I get my first kill and then get killed. How ironic.

morphius
03-14-2004, 04:52 PM
I lived!!! And I killed something! Woo Hoo!!!

Zebedee DuBois
03-15-2004, 08:14 PM
Might I suggest the title for the next mission be something like:

Mission for the perfect 10 supermodel: Tyra, Tyra Tyra!

DenverChief
03-18-2004, 11:52 AM
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B-17 #20 – Sky Chief

Pilot DenverChief (8)
Copilot Sky (8)
Bombardier Lzen (8)
Navigator AustinChief (8)
Engineer Michael Michigan (7)
Radio Op. DJay23 (8)
Tail Gunner UMKC 1L (8)
Ball Turret Gunner mlyonsd (8)
Right Waist Gunner PennyWise (8)
Left Waist Gunner MrBlond (1)

Target: Rotterdam
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: Channel North Sea

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: France Belgium Netherlands (Entering Target Zone)

1 Fw190 attacks

djay23 fires, misses

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to radio room

Fw circles, attacks again

Michael Michigan fires, misses
Austinchief fires, kills Fw190

2 Me110s attack

Michael Michigan fires, misses
Mlyonsd fires, kills Me110
Mr. Blond fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak – 1 hit
-In an instant, Sky Chief’s world turns upside down – literally. An 88-mm flak shell nails a direct hit on the starboard wing and explodes. The starboard wing fuel tanks go up in a huge fireball and the wing disappears. Skychief begins rolling out of control and starts an augur into the earth that will never be stopped.

Pilot DenverChief (8), Copilot Sky (8), and Navigator AustinChief (8) are killed in the massive initial explosion.

Bombardier Lzen (8) and Left Waist Gunner MrBlond (1) are knocked unconscious in the initial blast and ride the plane until it breaks apart at 12,000 feet. They then hurtle to the ground amidst the debris.

Engineer Michael Michigan (7) and Tail Gunner UMKC 1L (8) are knocked unconscious in the initial blast and are thrown from the plane through their canopies. They hurtle to the ground as well.

Radio Op. DJay23 (8) is thrown out of the plane on fire. He is able to deploy his chute, but it’s also burning. After a long two minutes of being on fire, he finally meets his end when the burning parachute fails.

Ball Turret Gunner mlyonsd (8) survives the initial blast, but can’t get out of his ball turret. He rides the plane down until it breaks apart, at which point he is disoriented and doesn’t have a parachute.

Right Waist Gunner PennyWise (8) was thrown out of the plane immediately upon the explosion, as his position disintegrated. Stunned and flash-burned, he alertly counts to ten before deploying his chute, and comes to a soft landing on an urban street in the middle of Rotterdam. Dutch citizens mill about to prevent the Germans from reaching the scene, and the Dutch underground grabs him and runs. In the basement of a Rotterdam townhouse, his minor burns are treated by a comely blonde Dutch girl. Over the coming days, he heals quickly, and the girl eventually sneaks him out and lets him plug a hole in a dike with his finger, creating a memory that will last a lifetime. After a week of hiding and planning, the Dutch underground gets him on a ship to Denmark, and from there to Norway, where he crosses by car into the Swedish frontier and hooks up with a supportive cargo ship to England.

No bombing run

Aftereffects

Alas, Sky Chief has become a statistic in this horrible, horrible war.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot XXX
Copilot XXX
Bombardier XXX
Navigator XXX
Engineer XXX
Radio Op. XXX
Tail Gunner XXX
Ball Turret Gunner PennyWise (8), promoted
Right Waist Gunner XXX
Left Waist Gunner XXX

Lost a lot of veterans on that flight.


:eek:


that sucks :sulk:

Amnorix
03-23-2004, 07:53 AM
11, though at least a couple of those have replaced the actual aircraft. That translates into a 6.25 percent loss rate on a given mission (for the entire aircraft, that is; it's higher for an individual crew member.)

Somehow the Fooooo Fighters (Plane 18) still have their entire original crew intact.

That would be called "having the best plane crew in existence". :LOL:

(of course, I've probably brought bad mojo down on our heads in doing so).